New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the three match T20 series after winning the first match at the Westpac stadium in Wellington. New Zealand won the toss and chose to field first and the Kiwi bowlers took full advantage of the conditions reducing Pakistan to 38/6 in the 10th over. With this win, in their last 12 international matches, winning 11 out of them and one match being washed out.

Colin Munro and Ross Taylor
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 22: Colin Munro and Ross Taylor of New Zealand bump fists during game one of the Twenty20 series between New Zealand and Pakistan at Westpac Stadium on January 22, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Only two Pakistani batsmen were able to touch double figures with Babar Azam who has been struggling with form top scored with 41 and Hasan Ali scored 23 in 12 balls.

Babar Azam
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 22: during game one of the Twenty20 series between New Zealand and Pakistan at Westpac Stadium on January 22, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Hosts New Zealand achieved the total in 15.5 overs. However, the Pakistani bowlers made early inroads restricting the hosts at 8/2 but Colin Munro and Tom Bruce steadied the innings and put up a 49 runs partnership. Munro was unbeaten at 49 while Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 22.

Colin Munro
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 22: Colin Munro of New Zealand bats during game one of the Twenty20 series between New Zealand and Pakistan at Westpac Stadium on January 22, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

For Pakistan, Rumman Raees picked up two wickets while Shadab  Khan removed Bruce. Colin Munro was adjudged the man of the match.

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